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SC appoints ex-judge M B Lokur as one-man panel to prevent stubble burning

New Delhi(DL): The Supreme Court on Fri. appointed retired apex court judge Justice Madan B Lokur as a one-man committee to take steps for preventing stubble burning in Punjab(PB), Haryana(HR) & WP that is a source of pollution in Delhi(DL)-national capital area (NCR).
Awhile directing that Domestic Cadet Corps (NCC), Domestic Service Scheme & Bharat Scouts be deployed for assisting the panel, a bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde refused the objection of Solicitor Gen. Tushar Mehta on the appointment of the committee informing the concerned states have already being heard.
The apex court instructed the court-appointed Environment Pollution Curb Authority (EPCA) & chief secretaries of Haryana(HR), Punjab(PB) & WP to help the Lokur panel to enable it in physical surveillance of fields where stubble is burnt.
The bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna & V Ramasubramanian, instructed the states concerned to give sufficient security, secretarial infra-structure & transport to Lokur panel.
It stated the panel shall submit its record on stubble burning fortnightly to the apex court.
Throughout his own tenure as an apex court judge, Justice Lokur had dealt with pollution issue that included the view of stubble burning.
The bench has been hearing a plea registered by 1 Aditya Dubey who’s rised worry over pollution caused because of stubble burning.
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